This is a discussion on WSOP (World Series of Poker) Chat within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Watching the World series of poker archives and skipping around. 2003’s series was absolutely amazing.
Just watched a part of 2004’s where James Vogel kept
Watching the World series of poker archives and skipping around. 2003’s series was absolutely amazing.
Just watched a part of 2004’s where James Vogel kept getting good hands and kept saying he wasn’t good at the game lol - they asked him to hold up the money at the end 400k and he didn’t really want to lol kept saying his Dad just wants him to get a job ..funny stuff - British humor.
Anyways this is just a general chat about WSOP - to be honest I am not familiar at all with all the events but learning as I go - spending too much time learning poker but love to watch the archives and talk about the events as a hobby.
What’s your favorite clip or scene? Just watched a clip of 2004’s “the nuts” where Chris Ferguson sliced a pickle by throwing a card - highly entertaining lol
Just watched the WSOP 1997 Championship with Stu Ungar...I guess they held it outside that year... hit that 2 on the river!
Watched the bio movie last weekend, CRAZY story that dudes life was...is a really good movie.
Watching the 1973 WSOP that I downloaded and watching Amarillo slim do the mile walk to Binion's ...wild.
So just starting and the buy in is 10k with 13 players...10K is a lot of money now! Can you imagine what 10K was in 1973? Geez...that would have to be like 100K today I imagine..
Just interesting that it has always been 10K...
Notes: So it is very interesting how much more boring the games are to watch without the card camera that shows the cards per player..I watched "all in" where they explained why this made watching Poker so much more exciting and it is so very true.
Anyways so I hear the commentator say "wired aces" I thought that term was only used for jacks "wired jacks" for some reason..now I know it just means a pair?
I could google it but just posting notes for whoever cares and wants to comment lol
Anyone know why the dealer pounds the table before the burn card? Is it because to show there is no card up a sleeve or is it simply a signal? Just a general question I never knew..
Just various questions and observations
BTW I am excited to check out Binions casino now...family ran since the start!
One other question...would you as a player be bored being a "rail bird" Someone that just watches from the rail? I suppose if it was the final table..but I would be too busy wanting to play a cash game or just about anything other than spectating as a rail bird.
One other note: I think the 1973 that was "filmed" looks better than the 1978 that was recorded on a video camera. But obviously film looks better than a camera and about 1/1000th the cost to produce or something absurd lol
Also wild that the players are smoking cigars around the crowd...lol
LOL Randall put all his chips in at the final table/final hand in 1978 and said "I need to borrow this" to Baldwin and took a chip from his stack to put over his card as a card protector lol ...love it!
Picking back up where I left off for WSOP archives and they had commentators that did not play poker...Minnesota Fats! I am a bit confused but I am sure it explains in the Wiki. Minnesota fats was a fictional character from a novel and ...he used the name to go along with the fiction..? Who knows..who cares lol, what I think is interesting is you have a pool hustler talking about poker players lol. I love his quote. "I wanna hear someone that uses results, I don't wanna hear stories..you hear sad stories all the time, whoever wins this, HE is the best" lol
Which brings me to my main point I think, and that is in 1979 a lot of players had nicknames like this...It must of been a big fad. Here are the names
Bobby "The Wizard" Hoff
Jack "Treetop" Straus
An interesting fad...What would your "middle" poker name be?
Sort of a side thought about AA vs KK and came across this reading this awesome book. Hope you can read it, anyways it basically says KK will win 18% of time against AA.